There’s a lot that comes to mind upon mention of New Orleans Jazz music, parades, and, of course, the French Quarter. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré or Vieux Carré Historic District, is the oldest section of the City of New Orleans. You won’t make a mistake booking a trip there. The neighborhood is a destination unlike any other, steeped in history, famous fare and good times. Bourbon Street is always worth a stroll and take one of the amazing ghost tours that winds through bars, alleyways, and cemeteries. There is plenty to do besides eating and drinking.
Most extant historical buildings were constructed in the late 1700s, during a period of Spanish rule, or during the early 1800s, after U.S. annexation and statehood. The district is a National Historic Landmark, and numerous contributing buildings have received separate designations of significance. The French Quarter is a prime destination for tourists and local residents.